1870 Census of Menard County, IL p.184
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NOTE: This transcription is meant to be a guide only. It is the transcribers interpretation and subject to human error. Always refer to the original document (or microfilm) for your own interpretation.



Transcribed by: Shirley A. Aleguas, ©2002 from the National Archives and Records Administration Federal Population Schedules for the 9th Census of the United States in 1870.

Note: The Census taker consistently spelled names the way they sounded, so you will need to be creative when searching for your ancestor names. If you find corrections, please email me, recognizing that there were many many errors made by the census taker in preparing the schedules.


This is the 1870 federal census for Menard County, IL.

LN = Line Number Family appeared on
HN = Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation
FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME = The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1860, was in this family
RACE = Color (white, black or mulatto)
OCCUP. = Profession, Occupation,or Trade of each Male over 15 years of age
REAL VAL. = Value of Real Estate owned
PERS VAL. = Value of Personal Estate owned
BIRTHPLACE = Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
FOREIGN BIRTH - FATHER = Indicates whether the father was born in a foreign country
FOREIGN BIRTH - MOTHER = Indicates whether the mother was born in a foreign country
MONTH BORN = Birth month
MONTH MARRIED = Month Married if within the year
ATT. SCHOOL = Attended School within the year
CAN'T READ = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot read
CAN'T WRITE = Persons over 21 yrs of age who cannot write
DEAF = Whether deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.
M-21yrs = Male, twenty-one years of age or older.
VOTE-DENIED = Indicates whether the person has been denied the right to vote.

CENSUS YR:  1870  TERRITORY:  IL  COUNTY:  Menard  DIVISION:  Petersburg  REEL NO:  593.260  PAGE NO:  184
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 LN  HN   FN  LAST NAME      FIRST NAME     AGE SEX  RACE  OCCUP.       REAL VAL. PERS VAL.   BIRTHPLACE       FOREIGN BIRTH  MONTH     MONTH     ATT.   CAN'T CAN'T DEAF M-21yrs VOTE-
                                                                                                               FATHER MOTHER  BORN      MARR.     SCHOOL READ  WRITE              DENIED
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 1   130  129 BUNCH          Sacket         6    M    W                                       NY                        X
 2   131  130 BERRY          William        39   M    W    School Teacher 1,000     300       KY
 3   131  130 BERRY          Nancy          33   F    W    Keeping House                      MO
 4   131  130 BERRY          Alfred         12   M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 5   131  130 BERRY          Mary           10   F    W                                       KY                                                    X
 6   131  130 BERRY          William        8    M    W                                       KY                                                    X
 7   131  130 BERRY          George         4    M    W                                       IL
 8   131  130 BERRY          Annie          2    F    W                                       IL
 9   132  131 HATCHER        James          50   M    W    Day Laborer    500       200       IN                                                           X     X
 10  132  131 HATCHER        Emily          50   F    W    Keeping House                      KY                                                           X     X
 11  132  131 HATCHER        Isham          29   M    W    Farmer                   300       KY
 12  132  131 HATCHER        Rebecca J.     29   F    W                                       IN
 13  133  132 CLAYTON        James          38   M    W    Wagon Maker    700       500       IL
 14  133  132 CLAYTON        Julia A.       36   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 15  133  132 CLAYTON        Edward         14   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 16  133  132 CLAYTON        Alice          8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 17  133  132 CLAYTON        William        5    M    W                                       IL
 18  134  133 PHARES         William        45   M    W    Carpenter      1,000     500       OH
 19  134  133 PHARES         Sarah J.       40   F    W    Keeping House                      TN
 20  134  133 PHARES         George         25   M    W    Blacksmith                         IL
 21  134  133 PHARES         Mary           14   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 22  134  133 PHARES         Edward         16   M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 23  134  133 PHARES         Carrance       10   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 24  134  133 PHARES         Hattie         8    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 25  134  133 PHARES         Franklin       4    M    W                                       IL
 26  134  133 RICHARDS       Will           26   M    W    Blacksmith     500                 OH
 27  134  133 RICHARDS       Sarah          18   F    W                                       IL
 28  135  134 HOAG           Solomon        25   M    W    Plasterer                100       IL
 29  135  134 HOAG           Adaline        22   F    W    Keeping House                      IL
 30  135  134 HOAG           Norman         2    M    W                                       IL
 31  135  134 HOAG           Charles        4mo  M    W                                       IL                              Feb
 32  136  135 HOHIMER        Peter          40   M    W    Farmer         900       600       IL                                                           X     X
 33  136  135 HOHIMER        Mary           33   F    W    Keeping House                      KY
 34  136  135 HOHIMER        John           12   M    W                                       IL
 35  136  135 HOHIMER        Fieldon        3    M    W                                       IL
 36  136  135 HOHIMER        George H.      2    M    W                                       IL
 37  136  135 DAVIS          Sarah          12   F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 38  136  135 DAVIS          Charles        8    M    W                                       IL                                                    X
 39  136  135 DAVIS          Elizabeth      6    F    W                                       IL                                                    X
 40  137  136 PIERCE         Oliver         30   M    W    Plasterer                300       IL


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